Swift Creek Baptist Church

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Our Message

God has revealed to us in His Word, the Bible, that He loves everyone and has a wonderful purpose for our lives. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Then in John 10:10 Jesus said, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." But because all of us have sinned, we are separated from God by our sins. Isaiah 59:2 says, "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you...." Sin condemns us to an eternal death. Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death...." But because God loves us, He has provided a way for us to be forgiven. That is why he came into this world. The apostle Paul wrote in I Timothy 1:15, "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-- of whom I am the worst." He saved us by taking upon Himself the death that we deserve when He died upon the cross. I Peter 3:18 says, "For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God...." We know that God accepted His sacrifice for our sins, because He raised Jesus from the dead. Rom. 1:4 says of Jesus, "...who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord." Later in Romans Paul wrote, "He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification." There were over 500 witness of the fact that Jesus was raised from the dead (See I Corinthians 15:1-8). God wants everyone to be saved from their sins. I Timothy 2:4 says of God, "who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." But only those who repent of their sins (Acts 3:19) and trust in Jesus Christ can be saved. Acts 3:19 says, "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out...." In John 14:6 Jesus boldly declared, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Salvation is a gift that we must receive by our personal faith in Jesus Christ. Eph. 2:8-9 says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast." When you are ready to repent of your sins and trust in Christ as Savior, you should call upon the name of the Lord in prayer. Rom. 10:13 says, "for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Those who do so are born again by the Spirit of God (John 3:5) and receive eternal life. I John 5:11-12 says, And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

If you do not know for sure that you are a Christian, we would welcome the opportunity to explain the good news of Christ more fully to you. Call us, or visit our church, or E-mail your questions. If you believe you are a Christian, and yet you are not active in a local church, we would encourage you to visit our church. We all need to learn the Word of God from gifted teachers, and we need the fellowship and encouragement of God's people. So though we preach the message of salvation, we also preach & teach about how to live the Christian life. Hebrews 10:25 says, "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-- and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

[All quotations are from the New International Version of the Bible].

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